Wit & Wisdom

From: W.H. Auden, Ingmar Bergman, Albert Einstein, Mortimer Adler, Henry David Thoreau,

“Between friends, differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.”

W.H. Auden, quoted in Forbes.com

“Old age is like climbing a mountain. The higher you get, the more tired and breathless you become, but your view becomes much more extensive.”

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Ingmar Bergman, quoted in the Victoria, British Columbia, Advocate

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he has learned in school.”

Albert Einstein, quoted in The Huffington Post

“Exclusive preference for either the past or the present is a foolish and wasteful form of snobbishness and provinciality.”

Mortimer Adler, quoted in The Wall Street Journal

“Do not be too moral. You cheat yourself out of much life so. Be not simply good, be good for something.”

Henry David Thoreau, quoted in The Weekly Standard

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